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Tourism: upbeat prospects for 2010 season

March 9, 2010 3:24 am | by European Commission | Comments

Some 80% of Europeans continue to travel for their holidays according to a new Eurobarometer survey on ‘The attitudes of Europeans towards tourism 2010’. Only 20% of over 30,000 randomly selected citizens were almost certain that they will not travel in 2010, which is significantly below...

Politics and retail a no-win mix

March 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Guns. Religion. Abortion. These are the no-win arguments that spoil family gatherings — and the stuff of retailers' nightmares.Starbucks has found itself in the middle of just such an argument as its stores became forums for demonstrations by both pro-gun and gun-control advocates. All for a...

Sony to start selling 3-D TVs in June

March 8, 2010 10:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling 3-D televisions in June, joining a competitive industrywide push to convince consumers to embrace the technology for their living rooms.The Japanese electronics giant, known for its PlayStation 3 game consoles and Bravia flat-screen TVs, will offer...

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Life sciences gets push from Mo. policymakers

March 8, 2010 3:30 pm | by MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

State and regional economies can benefit from Missouri's push into biotechnology and the life sciences, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday."There is no sector of our economy riper for opportunity than the life sciences," the Democratic governor said, speaking to about 300 scientists and businesspeople...

H & R Block 3Q profit rises despite fewer returns

March 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

H&R Block Inc. on Monday said its fiscal third quarter profit rose 7 percent, as lower costs offset a revenue drop that stemmed from handling fewer returns.For the three months ended Jan. 31, the nation's largest tax preparer earned $50.6 million, or 15 cents per share, compared with $47.4...

Discovery likely to produce abundant adult stem cells

March 8, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to grow copious amounts of adult stem cells that will likely revolutionize bone marrow transplants, organ regeneration, and therapies for organs.

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Enghouse Systems increases quarterly dividend, reports Q1 profit of $1.9M

March 8, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Enghouse Systems Ltd. increased its quarterly dividend by a penny to four cents per share Monday as it reported its first-quarter profit more than doubled compared with a year ago.The business software company (TSX:ESL) said it earned $1.9 million or eight cents per share for the three months...

Canadian firm wins U.S. Marine Corps parts contract worth US$41.5M

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada has won a US$41.5-million contract to supply spare parts to the U.S. Marines Corps for their RG-31 Mk5E vehicles, the company said Monday.The Canadian unit of U.S. defence contractor General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) won a contract last month to build 250...

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TSX-listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Mar. 08, 2010

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Mar. 08, 2010.Sentry Select Primary Metals Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:PME): $0.07. Payable Mar 15. Record Feb 26.Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE): $0.05. Payable Apr 01. Record Mar 22.Total...

LED streetlights best buy for cities, according to researchers

March 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh researchers have conducted the first cradle-to-grave assessment of light-emitting diode streetlights and determined that the increasingly popular lamps strike the best balance between brightness, affordability, and energy and...

R.C. Murphy Junior High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

March 8, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Students from R.C. Murphy Junior High School were the first-place champions at the Regional Middle School Science Bowl held March 6 at Brookhaven Lab.

Cardiac Science Automated External Defibrillators (Powerheart, Cardiovive, CardioLife, NK, Responder models): Class I Recall

March 8, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

UPDATED 03/08/2010: Recall classified as Class I, expanded list of affected models. Originally posted 02/09/2010

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TVA Group Inc.'s fourth-quarter and full-year profits, revenue up

March 8, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B), North America's largest private-sector French-language broadcaster and magazine publisher, has reported sharply higher earnings in the fourth quarter, boosted by growth in its television sector.The company, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A), said Monday it...

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Earnings Preview: Brown-Forman to post 3Q earnings

March 8, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort and Finlandia vodka, reports its third-quarter results before the stock market opens Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Any signs that customers are trading back up to more expensive brands and...

IBM Fellow Grady Booch on the Value of Engineering?

March 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

In this webcast IBM Fellow Grady Booch discusses the critical role engineering plays in moving society forward. And he explores the history of science and engineering. This interesting webcast would be a good video to show children, or anyone, to bring out the desire to study engineering...

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